politics

Essays
Essays

Make 2018 the Year of Trans Representation in Politics

"Let us lead the resistance against our oppression," British Labour Party women's officer Lily Madigan writes for Broadly.
Lily Madigan
3.29.18
LGBT
LGBT

'It Is a Painful Attack': Trump Issues New Trans Military Ban

The White House announced a new policy that bans most transgender people from serving in the military. The ACLU responds.
Diana Tourjée
3.24.18
politics
politics

As Ukraine's Rape Epidemic Goes Largely Ignored, Survivors Plead for Help

"Most survivors are displaced people, without housing, without work, without all the essential things, and with a lot of health problems. They do not receive any help from the state at all."
Madeline Roache
3.21.18
politics
politics

Elizabeth Warren Explains How the Banking Bill Will Put Families at Risk

On Wednesday, a group of Senate Democrats helped pass a bill to loosen regulations on most of the banks in the country. If it becomes law, there will be a "greater chance the economy explodes," Sen. Warren says.
Seamus Kirst
3.16.18
politics
politics

Border Control Enthusiast Banned From Crossing UK Border

Lauren Southern is an alt-right blogger who's advocated for strict border controls and attempted to blockade humanitarian ships rescuing migrants. The UK Home Office confirmed she has been denied entry.
Broadly Staff
3.12.18
politics
politics

'You're Contaminated': The Stigma Against Japan's Fukushima Survivors

A 2011 quake and tsunami led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, killing thousands and displacing more. Two 'nuclear refugees' explain why returning home is more complicated than it seems.
Bobbie van der List
3.12.18
politics
politics

'A Triumph for Diversity': Texas Could Get Its First Two Latina Congresspeople

Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar won their primary races last night, putting them on the path to make history in the fall.
Linda Yang
3.7.18
politics
politics

Activist Munroe Bergdorf Hounded Out of LGBT Advisor Role By Right-Wing Media

The former L'Oreal model was appointed just one week ago by the Labour Party to advise on LGBTQ issues in the UK.
Sirin Kale
3.6.18
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Three Ways You Can Support Immigrants as Trump Attacks Their Rights

As Trump's deadline for ending DACA passes, leaving the fates of hundreds of thousands of immigrants in limbo, we must continue fighting for Dreamers and their families.
Jess Morales Rocketto
3.6.18
immigration
immigration

Immigration Activists Say ICE Is Targeting Them for Deportation

In December, the activist Maru Mora-Villalpando received a notice to appear in immigration court. A released internal document regarding her case says it "should be noted that she has extensive involvement with anti-ICE protests."
Linda Yang
2.28.18
politics
politics

100 Immigrant Women Are on Hunger Strike at a Notorious UK Detention Center

At Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Center, women are refusing food and staging a sit-in in protest of the abysmal living conditions. We spoke to a detainee there, who has been held for two-and-a-half months, to learn more.
Zing Tsjeng
2.26.18
politics
politics

'My People Are Brainwashed': The Women Who Escaped North Korea

From putting their families at risk of execution to struggles with guilt and paranoia, freedom comes at a cost for those who flee the Hermit Kingdom.
Bobbie van der List
2.23.18